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Air Inter A320 Crash: Airbus' Or Pilot's Fault?

Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:18 am

The trial concerning the air Inter flight that crashed in January 1992 may start very soon.

This link below in french gives all the details !

For those who do not know french and want to refresh their memory click on this link which will take you to a description of the accident. you have to scroll a bit down to get to the info


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Air Inter A320 Crash: Airbus' Or Pilot's Fault?

Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:13 am

Oh, let's see what comes out of that trial!

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RE: Air Inter A320 Crash: Airbus' Or Pilot's Fault

Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:34 am

As the 2nd link says " the pilots actually set the airliner to descend at a rate of "3,300" feet per minute" it sounds like it was a fault of the pilots.
Anyway, time (court) will tell...

A 3.3� descend gradient requires a sinkrate of around 760 fpm @ 140kts
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RE: Air Inter A320 Crash: Airbus' Or Pilot's Fault?

Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:45 am

We got to analyze this case several times in CRM training, as it is one of this very classic cases. As far as I remember there have been two Captains on board. They didn't like eachother and none of them could admit to his own mistakes. This went on, became worse and worse... and the sad result we all know.

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